Electoral (Registration of Sentenced Prisoners) Amendment Bill

About this bill

This bill amends the Electoral Act 1993 to enfranchise people who are serving a sentence of imprisonment for a term of less than 3 years and better facilitate participation in the electoral system of prisoners who are to be released from prison following a sentence of imprisonment for a term of 3 years or more.

Current status

Royal Assent given 29 June 2020.
Enacted as the Electoral (Registration of Sentenced Prisoners) Amendment Act 2020 (2020/26)

Member of Parliament responsible
Bill type

Government bill



All data
Bill type Government bill
Parliament 52
Ref 223-1
Introduced 25 February 2020
First reading 18 March 2020
Select Committee Justice Committee
Public submissions due 24 April 2020
Select Committee report back 28 May 2020
Second reading 18 June 2020
Committee of the whole House 24 June 2020
Third reading 24 June 2020
Royal Assent 29 June 2020
Enacted as Electoral (Registration of Sentenced Prisoners) Amendment Act 2020 (2020/26)
Divided No

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